Object structure

Title:

Are biochemical-genetic variation and mating systems related in large mammals?

Creator:

Apollonio, M. ; Hartl, G. B.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1993

Description:

In some families of large mammals (Cervidae, Bovidae, Canidae), authors examined relationships between the various mating systems adopted and biochemical-genetic variation measured in terms of the mean proportion of polymorphic loci (P), mean heterozygosity (H) and derived coefficients, such as the ratio Pt:P and F IS. Hypothesis was the genetic variability decreases as the degree of polygyny of the mating system adopted increases. Most of the data were in accordance with this prediction, but also some ambiguous results could be observed. Methodological and practical difficulties connected with our synoptical approach, such as the lack of comparability among most electrophoretic studies and the general scarcity of quantitative behavioural data are critically discussed.

Subject and Keywords:

Bovidae ; Canidae ; Cervidae ; genetic variability ; large mammals ; mating system ; zmienność genetyczna ; duże ssaki ; krętorogie ; psowate ; jeleniowate

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

Suppl. 2

Start page:

175

End page:

185

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.93-51

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund